Step 5: Now Zip the folder and upload it via Appearance -> Themes -> Add New- looks like that should add it, then you activate it? (I'm also looking at my wordpress.com site, I see the menu for doing this but have no examples.) Actually, I don't see the "Add New" - maybe there is more to it than this. They also mention plugins to do this kind of thing?
@mustimuu - probably better documentation https://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes at the wordpress site... They have a note there:
Note: You may need to re-save your menu (Appearance > Menus, or Appearance > Customize > Menus) and theme options (including background and header images) after activating the child theme.
Anyway, very detailed information there, if you have not gone through it? Hope that it helps...
/* Theme Name: Twenty Fifteen Child Theme URI: http://example.com/twenty-fifteen-child/ Description: Twenty Fifteen Child Theme Author: John Doe Author URI: http://example.com Template: twentyfifteen Version: 1.0.0 License: GNU General Public License v2 or later License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html Tags: light, dark, two-columns, right-sidebar, responsive-layout, accessibility-ready Text Domain: twenty-fifteen-child */ A couple things to note: You will need to replace the example text with the details relevant to your theme. The Template line corresponds to the directory name of the parent theme. The parent theme in our example is the Twenty Fifteen theme, so the Template will be twentyfifteen. You may be working with a different theme, so adjust accordingly.